Here’s an amazing set of ash stair treads. Ash can be quite variable in colour with wood cut from the inside of the tree being quite a medium shade of brown. Wood from the outside of the tree is more straw coloured.
So when we create ash stair treads we try and match the variation in colour of the wood we use, to what exists in the client hardwood flooring.
In this case Michael had a really light floor in mostly sapwood, so we made the steps out of mostly sapwood to match. You can see that the grain of the ash steps is almost exactly the same as the grain of oak. Only the overall colour is slightly different, where the ash is more yellow and the oak is more pink.